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Rod Oram has 40 years’ experience as an international business journalist. He has worked for various publications in Europe and North America, including the Financial Times of London.

Most well known for founding the Student Volunteer Army after the Christchurch earthquakes and for his work in the international disaster risk community, Sam returned home in 2016 to develop a social enterprise called ‘WeVisit that connects and shared skills between generations.

In 2014, Bruce "Pic" Picot sold his millionth jar of peanut butter.

She is an award winning business woman who founded Au Pair Link and My Food Bag - one of the most talked about and fastest growing companies in New Zealand.

Denise is outspoken, and often sought for her opinion from fashion to politics and everything in between.

Regardless of industry, every business needs to take on new challenges or tackle entrenched issues from time to time. It could be moving off a sales plateau and breaking through to a higher level of success. It might involve re-tooling processes to operate more productively. It could mean unleashing the talents of your team to achieve more.

Davey and his wife Margaret have built a lasting outdoor clothing empire on their proudly 'made in New Zealand' brand. Davey knows a thing or two about research. The former possum trapper is the key designer for his clothing range and often manages to personally trial the wet-weather and wind-proof gear - the company now exports to 23 countries including Scandinavia, the US and Australia.

At 18, Dr Wood was an unemployed high-school dropout. His mother was dying of cancer, and he had turned to drugs to cope. Three days after his mother died, he killed a drug dealer who tried to sexually assault him.

Hugh is Britain’s most successful male mogul skier and is a commentator on winter sports. He made the semi-finals at the1992 and 1994 Winter Olympic Games. He competed on the World Cup circuit for four years making ten top 25 results. He won the British senior title four times and he has three Commonwealth titles.

Ian was brought up in a small East Coast village on the North Island of New Zealand. He was seven when electricity arrived at his home. It was 1957. The telephone arrived a couple of years later. He didn't know it at the time but three years after he got electricity at his house, New Zealand got its first computer.

If you're looking for a speaker that everyone will get everyone talking, take action and book entrepreneur and specialist in online marketing and Gen Y/Millenials JohnyO'Donnell now.

Karen is known for her engaging, entertaining and practical presentations. She has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business and has been recognised as a Certified Speaking Professional – an honour held by only the top 1% of speakers worldwide.

With over 20 years of policing experience, 13 of those as a crisis negotiator, Lance combines advanced communication techniques, safety awareness, and personal resilience support practices for everyday use to keep ourselves safe.

Marcus will stimulate, entertain and inspire your audience with his powerful message and creative style of delivery. He grew up on the East Coast and his father is from Te Whanau o Tuwhakairiora of Te Araroa on the East Cape, and he also has Ngai Tahu and Kahungunu tribal affiliations. His mother is a fifth generation New Zealander with European ancestry. A qualified teacher and gifted communicator, Marcus has led a number of innovative programmes addressing the learning and developmental needs of youth at risk and young offenders. Since 1996 Marcus has travelled all over the world as both a national and international representative and delegate.

Marty has spoken to over 500,000 people since he first leapt up on stage in 1997. In his first 12 months Marty won Australian Comic of the Year competition, appeared on the Aussie Footy Show, and was invited to the UK to become a full time Stand Up. He returned home 2007 is now the bestselling author of 18 books and a powerful keynote speaker and brilliant MC.

Her passion for both sports and science has enabled her to travel the world on a search for her next adventure or research project. With specialist knowledge in nanotechnology, Michelle has contributed to the development of cutting edge technologies.

Monique has over 25 years experience working with people in their work place helping manage stress and prevent burnout on a daily basis rather than waiting for that holiday once a year. She helps business owner’s deal with the hard stuff including employee conflicts, change and resilience.

His particular gift is blending real world pragmatism, the latest psychological research, and humour in an engaging and thought provoking manner that has relevance to a wide range of audiences and organisations. His specific interests include the psychology of success, dealing with difficult people, mental toughness, decision making skills, leadership, the process of change in an organisation, the ‘myth’ of happiness and stress management.

Ryan Castle draws on his wealth of corporate and small business experience and high performance athletics training to help business owners reach their next level of performance. He combines best practice research with hard-won experience from worlds of business and sport to deliver a game plan that gets results.

With the advent of the internet our world has changed forever. More and more people are online - the statistics are staggering! As a result, customer behaviour and expectation has evolved, and to survive and thrive in business you must keep up. Those who do not adapt to these changes risk becoming extinct.

He is an engaging and knowledgeable speaker. He is a regular and respected contributor to media, government and business sector discussions on economic and strategic matters.

Under his stewardship, the All Blacks held the Bledisloe Cup every year since 2003, won the Investec Tri Nations five times and achieved three Grand Slams against the Northern Hemisphere Home Unions. He was named IRB Coach of the Year a record five times.

Sue is a much sought after public speaker. She is a provocative, passionate, articulate and well-researched presenter. Sue recently presented at the first ever Singularity U New Zealand Summit on The Future of Education and the New Zealand Women in Leadership Symposium.

Vaughan is a respected thought leader and presenter who has shared stories and ideas with business communities around the world reflecting many different cultures and experiences. Passionate about encouraging people to maximise the potential of technology within rapidly evolving markets, Vaughan eagerly shares how the future of life itself can deliver tangible business results today.

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